Byron Public Schools is committed to providing a safe environment for student, staff, and visitors. We work closely with our first responders in order to ensure our schools are well prepared for an emergency. We have developed a comprehensive plan that covers a wide variety of emergencies and serves as a guide to help staff, and our public safety partners, respond swiftly should a crisis occur in our schools.
Our guiding principle is to communicate facts as quickly as possible, updating information regularly as circumstances change, to ensure the safety of our students and staff and the continued operation of essential services. We will use multiple mediums to reach as many people as possible with accurate, timely information.
This is especially important in the first hours and days of an emergency or crisis. Our goal is to be open, accountable and accessible to our audiences, while also being mindful of legal and privacy concerns.
The communication goal during any incident is to get the:
- Right information to the
- Right people at the
- Right time so they can make the
- Right decisions and issue the
- Right communications
It is important to understand that our first priority will be to ensure the safety of the students and staff and we will initiate our communications plan as soon as we have accurate information. Emergencies can develop rapidly and change frequently. We work with our first responders to ensure the message we send is correct and does not compromise any aspect of the situation. The method of communications may depend on the nature of the emergency and the response needed by parents.
Byron Public Schools continues to look for ways to ensure the security and welfare of our students and staff. As part of this process, we will be implementing several new safety processes this school year. As we implement new measures, it is important for us to ensure that we don’t harden our hearts. Safety experts agree that relationships are the key component in preventing tragedies. In Byron, while we will focus on safety and security, we will continue our work of building, and advocating for, relationships.